The GAO reported this week that a critical risk management exercise planned for 2008 — a "dress rehearsal" of all census operations—was curtailed. GAO expressed concerns that a number of key Census operations and systems, including some that will be used for the first time in a census, have not been tested adequately or under census-like conditions.
To be fair, other programs in various agencies are also considered "high risk:.
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High-Risk Series: An Update. GAO-09-271, January 22.